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Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Selling Church of England Primary School, Selling

  • Ref:KCC886-3112-74S
  • Posted:22/09/2021
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:08/10/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:13th October


We are looking for an enthusiastic and patient 1:1 teaching assistant to join our forward-thinking team. Ideally, you will have experience of working in KS1, supporting children with ASD and/or ADHD and will have developed good behaviour management skills as well as a range of teaching strategies to successfully support children's learning. We are a good school and we would like you to contribute towards our exciting journey to excel in all we do. We are looking for someone to be fully committed to the Christian ethos of the school. This is a fixed term position until August 2022. This will be reviewed and there is a possibility of an extension. 

You wil work under the guidance of the class teachers and the SENCO but will need to use your own initiative, drawing on your experience to adapt in the moment and meet the needs of the learners you are supporting. Teaching Assistants also care for the children over lunchtimes so being able to lead play as well as keep them safe is another aspect to this role.

Our children achieve well but we also want them to remember their learning experience at our school with a smile and with laughter. We want them to leave being effective learners and be well-prepared for their future. We want to celebrate every child’s achievement whether it is in geography or grammar, music or mathematics. 

Selling is a fabulous place for learning because we already have:

  • Dedicated, hard-working staff who are passionate about their contribution to each child's success
  • Amazing children who are compassionate, courageous and curious
  • A community that helps each other and develops together
  • Supportive parents that want to help more!
  • A beautiful rural setting with amazing potential for outdoor learning

Visiting the school is possible and encouraged - please contact the school to book an appointment. 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, engages with children and staff in policy and practice developments, and proactively encourages feedback. The successful candidate will require a Criminal Records disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including checks against the barred list.

Information about the school

Our nurturing and inclusive school is in Selling, a small village situated between the historic market town of Faversham and the village of Sheldwich in Kent. We are lucky to be surrounded by orchards and beautiful views of The Downs which further enrich our curriculum and pastoral offer. We seek to offer our children a holistic, rich and exciting learning experience which encourages them to grow into independent and curious learners.

Our staff and pupils share a strong belief in the values and ethos of the school and our hope is that all our children become outward looking, respectful and compassionate citizens of the world. Selling C of E Primary School is part of an Our Community Multi Academy Trust which means we are able to share expertise with our other schools, including best practice and resources, allowing us to raise achievement and standards throughout the school.

Our school vision statement:

Our nurturing and inclusive school follows Jesus’ example by knowing and celebrating every individual and serving our local community. Our holistic, rich and exciting learning experience promotes reflection and challenge through exploration and questioning, enabling all to flourish and grow to become outward looking, respectful and compassionate citizens of the world.

Our values:

We aim to teach Christian values throughout the curriculum and as part of our everyday school lives. All Christian values are promoted with the value of compassion being our core value.

Selling C of E Primary is a friendly and happy place where we aim for all children to enjoy learning and achieve great things.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01227) 752906


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.